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Austin, Texas – Luxury Hotel Boomtown

By - | August 13, 2015

by Elise Krentzel With over 2,000 start-ups and tech companies, a thriving live music scene (“the live music capitol of the world”), world class festivals like SXSW, Formula One and ACL, Fortune 500 companies such as Dell and Whole Foods and over 200 new inhabitants per day streaming into this once lazy town; Austin Texas,…

The Value of Landscape for Luxury Hotel Properties

By - | August 13, 2015

By Kate Douglas Kestyn The U.S. luxury hospitality market is the strongest in years and showing room for continued growth.  This is evidenced by record-breaking transactions such at New York’s Waldorf Astoria and the Montage Laguna Beach – both selling at roughly $1.4 million per key – and all-time highs for room demand, average daily…

The Evolution of Luxury; Design Leads the Way

By - | August 10, 2015

By Barbara Best-Santos There was a time when checking into a luxury hotel meant checking into a world of extravagance and opulence. Perception dictated that the more gilded the interior and the more that was offered, the more luxurious the experience. The luxury hotel experience after all has always been aspirational, designed to provide the…

In Pursuit of a Great Night’s Sleep

By - | August 4, 2015

By Steve Tipton We are a sleep deprived country. Studies prove it. Experts continue to stress the importance of getting the required amount of sleep in order to avoid serious health issues down the road. But nowhere is the need for a good night’s sleep more important than when you’re a business traveler. Your work…

ILHA & Air Aroma exclusive scent marketing partnership announcement

By Luxury Hoteliers | August 3, 2015

The International Luxury Hotel Association (“ILHA”), a non-profit professional association for the advancement of the practice and development of luxury hospitality worldwide, is excited to announce it has appointed Air Aroma as its official scent partner. Enlisted by ILHA to educate its members about the growing fragrance design trend in the hospitality sector, Air Aroma…


By Luxury Hoteliers | August 3, 2015

SMi Enerpro, http://www.smienerpro.com/ the official Building Energy Efficiency Partner of the International Luxury Hotel Association is now offering hoteliers worldwide the possibility to receive a free diagnosis to determine how much they can save on operational costs and CO2 using our unique expertise in real-time dynamic modulation. We love SMi Enerpro’s innovative, smart & 100%…

Spas Trend Towards High-Performance Wellness

By - | August 1, 2015

By Carol West The serene sanctuary of the spa is under siege.  There’s a new generation of spa-ing partners arriving and they’re armed and dangerous!  Not content with being A-type personalities in their professional lives, they’ve emailed a list of expectations, have limited time and are expecting results.  Welcome to the brave new world of…

SPOTLIGHT ON: Karen Taylor, General Manager, Nanuku Auberge Resort, Fiji

By - | August 1, 2015

By Sharon Hirschowitz Karen Taylor, General Manager of Nanuku Auberge Resort, Fiji, lives the dream in a South Pacific paradise, where she has created an award-winning ultimate escape. Her philosophy on guest experience incorporates the essence of culture and community, where nothing is too much trouble and caring for your guests is heartfelt and genuine.…

SPOTLIGHT ON: Robert-Jan Woltering, Area General Manager Sofitel Germany and General Manager Sofitel Munich Bayerpost

By - | August 1, 2015

Robert-Jan Woltering is the Area General Manager of Sofitel Germany and GM of Sofitel Munich.  Under his leadership, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam won Netherlands Leading Hotel five consecutive years by World Travel Awards. It also won Best Hotel of the Netherlands by World Luxury Hotel Awards and Best Designer Hotel of Europe by Villegiature.…

SPOTLIGHT ON: Olivier Chaleil, Executive Chef, Sofitel The Palm Dubai

By - | August 1, 2015

Chef Olivier’s esteemed career began with apprenticeships in various world-renowned Michelin star restaurants in France, including the well known Hôtel “L’Espérance” in St. Père-sous-Vézelay. He has lead high level kitchens around the world, from The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, to The Oberoi in Bali, the One & Only Le Touessrok in Mauritius and the…

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